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July 5th, 2012

Nancy L. Bailey, 72

July 5, 2012

Nancy L. Bailey, 72, of Wapakoneta, died at 8:35 a.m. Wednesday, July 4, 2012, at Wapakoneta Manor, where she had resided for six years.

She was born on Sept. 27, 1939, in Wapakoneta, the daughter of Harold J. and Ruth E. McClintock Seitz, and they preceded her in death.

On July 21, 1962, she married Marion F. Bailey, and he preceded her in death on April 19, 2004.

She is survived by a son, John F. Bailey of Wapakoneta; a grandson, Gavin Michael Bailey of Wapakoneta.

Geary L. Wessel, 76

July 5, 2012

Geary L. Wessel, 76, of 324 Greenville Road, St. Marys, died on Monday, July 2, 2012, at Lima Memorial Hospital.

He was born on May 24, 1936, in St. Marys, the son of Earl “Heinie” and Alfred (Quellhorst) Wessel, and his mother preceded him in death on May 3. His father also preceded him in death.

He married the love of his life, Betty Knapp, on Dec. 29, 1955, and she preceded him in death on July 5, 2002.

Retreat Offers Fellowship

July 5, 2012

ST. MARYS — Area women can relax, rejuvenate and enjoy fellowship as part of an annual women’s retreat next weekend.

The fourth annual Chocolate Boutique Women’s Retreat will run July 13 and 14 at Wayne Street United Methodist Church.

“Kim Kill, the chairperson, had been attending the Women of Faith event every year,” Committee member Bev Hurlburt said, noting Women of Faith is a large women’s retreat that tours across the country. “She had a desire to bring something like that to St. Marys.”

Dredge Continues Work

July 5, 2012

ST. MARYS — Residents and boaters near Otterbein  will soon have to be on the look out for sunken lines as part of an annual dredge program at Grand Lake St. Marys.

“We will be moving our dredge from the service area to Otterbein next week,” Regional Dredge Supervisor Tom Grabow told The Evening Leader. “I’ll have 7,000 feet of line that will stretch from Otterbein to Rustic Haven. We are looking to keep that within the 300-foot offshore no wake zone.”

William Russell Owens III, 24

July 5, 2012

William Russell Owens III, 24, of Lima, died at 6:43 p.m. Sunday, July 1, 2012, at his residence.

He was born on Nov. 12, 1987, in Lima, to William Russell and Faith Lynn (Braun) Owens Jr., and his father and stepmother, Mary, survive in Lima. His mother preceded him in death in 2006.

Upcoming Area Sports Schedule

July 5, 2012

Hey, I Remember That!: A look back at area sports this week 10, 25 and 50 years ago

July 5, 2012

50 Years Ago – 1962

ACME Baseball: St. Marys faces Minster on Thursday in elimination game

July 5, 2012

MINSTER — The St. Marys ACME baseball team stayed alive in the Auglaize County ACME sectional tournament with a 9-1 win over New Bremen on Tuesday, setting up another elimination game against Minster tonight at Hanover Street Park.

After dropping its first game of the tournament against Minster on Monday, St. Marys had better energy early in the gameon Tuesday. The Riders scored six times in the second inning to break the game open.

July 3rd

Recovery Starts

July 3, 2012

ST. MARYS — The county EMA director says he has switched gears three days after a storm downed power lines, felled trees and caused massive power outages.

“Countywide, I have switched from response mode into recovery mode,” Auglaize County EMA Director Troy Anderson told The Evening Leader on Monday. “Since the storms left and the power outages are down, we are looking into recovery. What that means is I’ve been talking with the council on aging to see what the needs of our seniors are in terms of tree removal and brush cleanup.”

Lisa A. Braun, 47

July 3, 2012

Lisa A. Braun, 47, of rural Wapakoneta, died at 6:40 p.m. Monday, July 2, 2012, at St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima.

She was the wife of Garry Braun.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, Ohio 501, Wapakoneta, where friends may call from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday.

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